Ginger’s Wellness Wheel

Has anyone ever heard of someone that has life theories, has become a life coach, or a self hep guru that hasn’t gone through and prevailed from hard times? I’m just curious. I was watching Idol last night, I admit it, and it inspired ME greatly to hear the stories. Although I consider myself an inspirer and I do work diligently at my daily practice of achieving my goals there are some days when I am simply exhausted, lazy, and ready to throw in the towel. When I take a day off from my positive thinking, and my goals, self doubt spreads like the plague.

Ginger Ross Personal Life Coach

My first “Classical Headstand” Eva!

This morning, Monday morning, I usually go to my favorite yoga class at 9AM. This morning, I worked very hard at talking myself out of going (#energy consuming), thinking of any excuse to satisfy my conscience. Battling with the voices in my head…you need to go, you should go, I don’t want to go – I picked my head up and went. It was one of the top 10 best yoga sessions I’ve ever had. Turned out I was the only one who attended the class and I received personal instructions (and some venting time). I tried a few things I had never tried before stretching out of my comfort zone experiencing some less than perfect success.

If I hadn’t picked myself up and begrudgingly rolled over to the studio I wouldn’t have reached new heights. I likely would still be sitting here at the computer wondering what today’s blog would be about. Moral of the story, in conjunction with what I took away from those stories of strength last night was something I already know…that success and healthy living requires daily diligence; and that can be exhausting for anyone. Take your breaks and your pity parties but get right back up and aim for the target, whatever that may be for you. Take small bites, moment by moment and  your dreams and goals will be reached.

Thanks Lisa Burner from Soleil Yoga – for one of my top ten yoga days and exactly what I needed. The universe will not give you what you need if you are sitting still (#expectations). It will always give you what you need if you are taking action (#choices).

 

The beauty of life

Compromise

Compromise It can be really difficult for some to exercise this word, BUT compromise is a prevalent fact of life. If you’re one of those among us who simply cannot compromise challenge yourself to search within and uncover why not? There are underlying reasons and through the awareness of these reasons you can begin to awaken your cognitive (mental mindfulness) functions and make significant changes in your behavior to improve your overall health and mental well being. Your comments are always welcome by email at thecombination97@gmail.com or on fb.me/Thecombinationlife. #Positivelife @thecombinationliife

Power up my friend.

Ginger Ross

What is “Ritual”

#Positivethinking

Is this a word you tend to stay away from because it has an eerie/religous association or perhaps because the word itself implies commitment? Two starkly contrasting ideas associated with this word. Like all concepts discussed on my platform of The Combination – you have a choice on how to interpret this word, Ritual. For today’s message I’d like to share the definition of the word as I heard it today on a Youtube Ted X Talk by Baya Voce; she describes ritual as Repeated Action + Intention = Desired Outcome.

Deepak Chopra states that we are made up of two ingredients, energy and awareness. I say if you want to make changes in your daily life you must develop a ritual to heighten your awareness of your energy. Try something for me, give someone a compliment and take a moment to reeeeallly identify the energy in your body after. Some time later, I want you to criticize someone – cuss and swear or piss and moan; then take a moment to feel how you feel. Do you feel any difference?

That’s energy.  If you don’t like how the latter part of this exercise made you feel, I ask you to create a ritual to identify how often each day you generate negative energy, and did you receive the desired outcome you were looking for? Once you’ve done this for a few days and are determined you want to change – you have the choice to make a new ritual, or habit, of pausing and reframing your delivery, your energy, your outcomes.

As always, I welcome your feedback by email at Thecombination97@gmail.com or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/The-Combination-Things-I-Wish-I-Learned-When-I-Was-17-396245154147533/?ref=bookmarks

Healthy Choices – Healthy Life

Ginger Ross

Love this Re-framing Tool

There are many many studies that state our beliefs are the most significant contributors to our behaviors and if you don’t like your behaviors AND want to make a change, that you need to change your beliefs. For me, I benefited greatly through my struggles with divorce, alcoholism and issues with my mother from changing my beliefs through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); known to be a highly effective modality for change. You might not want to go to therapy, or maybe you simply don’t have the $$ for it – here’s an online tool for re-framing your thinking. I went through the steps and found this tool to be easy to use and provokes thinking; AND with anything, it requires constant daily vigilance in order for the process to work. It’s not a one and done type tool. I share this link with you today in an effort to provide you with a tool that can promote some introspection and hopefully get you on the right track to execute the changes you wish to make in your life.

I welcome your comments at gingerross23@gmail.com or here on Facebook.

Thank you Mark Tyrrell, from Uncommon Knowledge, for this link

http://reframe.thnk.org/tool/step/1/

Look at yourself and your choices today – how can you re-frame your thinking to live your life on purpose?

Brandon’s Quotes

“If you are always in a state of hurry, anxiety, stress and busyness, then what energy are you teaching others to adopt?”

“If you won’t bring more mindfulness and joy into your life, for the sheer personal improvement, then do it for those around you who might otherwise be harmed by unchecked emotional contagion.”

“High performers cultivate joy by how they think, what they focus on, and how they engage in and reflect on their days. It’s a choice.”

“If the demands of your job or life require you to learn fast, deal with stress, be alert, pay attention, remember important things, and keep a positive mood, then you must take exercise more seriously.”

“Just because you can’t keep up doesn’t mean you can’t show up.”

“A warrior’s destiny is greater than his wounds.”

” No necessity, no consistent action.”

“Necessity is the emotional drive that makes great performance a must instead of a preference. Unlike weaker desires that make you want to do something, necessity demands that you take action.”

“If I’ve learned anything from my research and a decade of interventions developing high performers, it’s that you cannot become extraordinary without a sense that it’s absolutely necessary to excel.”

“You must get more emotionally committed to what you are doing, and reach that point where success is not just an occasional preference, but a soul-deep necessity.”

“High performers care even more about excellence and thus put more effort into their activities than others do.”

“The goal for all underperformers must be to set new standards, self-monitor more frequently, and learn to become comfortable with taking a hard, unflinching look at their own performance.”

“Sometimes the fastest way to get back into the game is to expect something from yourself again.”

“See yourself as a person who loves challenge and go for the big dreams. You are stronger than you think, and the future holds good things for you.”

“Normal isn’t always healthy.”

“I learned that when you have the opportunity to serve, you don’t complain about the effort involved.”

“If you truly want to increase your performance in any area of your life, get around some new people who expect and value high performance.”

“People on a path to purpose don’t have time for drama.”

“If you aren’t consistently measuring the major arenas of your life, then you couldn’t possibly know what the balance you seek is or is not.”

“If you want to become extraordinary, you need to figure out the productive outputs that matter in your field or industry.”

Choice Challenge for Today

ChoicesHey, do you pay attention to every opportunity where you make a choice? According to research, the average adult makes 35,000 “remotely” conscious decisions a day.  Yowza! I do? I said to myself. How?! Let’s explore…What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about decision making. You, if you’re like me, like that phrase to reference big decisions, or seemingly big decisions such as, “What will I wear today?” or “What should I have for lunch?” etc…you get the idea. I would like to challenge you to pay attention to the littler ones. The ones that don’t get much attention such as your immediate response when you hear something you don’t agree with, or maybe your decision to use undesirable language or criticize someone else. What’s your thought process like? Is it full of negative energy, or is it lined with silver?

I’m not here to dissect your daily decisions. I ask that you take a look at what energy consumes most of your body, positive or negative? You can answer this by consciously looking inward. That’s your choice challenge for the day! Welcome your comments and feedback.

Showing up

Here’s what I know…it takes a lot, no-not a lot, a tremendous amount of hard work, energy and focus to show up every day. To be positive or motivated every day. Not to let things get you down. Sometimes you just want to say Ugh and take a nap. For those of you who get this, congrats on showing up and making the most out of this one life you have been given. For those of you who don’t get this…try being positive, non judgemental, on time, happy, productive, kind, gentle, giving, caring just for today. Then, if you’re successful, do it again tomorrow. If you’re not successful, try it again tomorrow. We all have different ideas of success, dreams and what it means to have a successful life, but the fundamentals are set in stone – I challenge and encourage you to show up today and make this one of the best possible days you ever lived. Only you hold that power!

Make healthy choices, eat right, set healthy boundaries and keep them!

Yours truly,

Ginger Ross